The bidding ends next Sunday, August 13, 2006, on a chance for two people to enjoy a 7-day "cruise" on a working great lakes freighter, The Saginaw. The current bid is $3,000. Normally trips like this would only be available for the shipping company's customers. The proceeds of the auction are to benefit the Port Colborne Marine and Historical Museum.
So unless you are a shipping customer or have the hankering to get your seaman's papers and work on a freighter this will be your best chance at a truly unique trip. All meals and beverages are included in the winning bid. You will be staying in the ship's spacious guest quarters during your trip with the possibility of a tour of the ship at the captain's discretion.
For more details on this unique auction head over to www.boatnerd.com.